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Opioid Pain Control Drugs like Opioids: Are They Effective for Back Pain?

Opioids are in the news. The Manahawkin opioid epidemic is a big worry. Opioids are prescribed for pain relief of all types of pain. Opioids for back pain relief are a common prescription. But today, non-drug alternatives are wanted. Non-drug alternative care like Manahawkin chiropractic care eases the Manahawkin back pain these opioids have been prescribed for and often without bad side-effects.

DRUG USE BEFORE BACK SURGERY

Pharmacological treatment preferences – drugs – for reducing chronic low back pain are the focus of much attention today. Researchers investigate these and other alternatives as to what works best to help Manahawkin back pain patients. The effect of drugs like oxycodone (an opioid drug), clobazam and imipramine on chronic low back pain are hard to predict. One article suggested that patients who are more sensitive to hot and cold respond better to imipramine. (1) Another stated that electroacupuncture was more cost effective than NSAIDs and suggested as an alternative for chronic low back pain treatment. (2) A third reported that most drugs - paracetamol (acetaminophen), NSAIDs, muscle relaxants, antidepressants, anticonvulsants, opioids, and other (new) drugs - offered small to moderate and short lasting effects compared with placebo. And there were side-effects. (3) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center cares for many Manahawkin back pain sufferers seeking pain relief without drugs. And the Manahawkin chiropractic care is helpful for most.

DRUG USE AFTER BACK SURGERY

Manahawkin chronic low back pain leads some sufferers to lumbar spine fusion surgery. Patients who choose this option to get relief of with their back pain often take opioids prior to surgery hoping – even expecting – that they will not need opioids after the surgery. Reality is different. 77.1% of pre-operative opioid patients continued to use opioids long-term post-operatively: 13.8% of them took opioids off and off; 9.1% discontinued using them or used them for a short time after surgery. Of patients who hadn’t took opioids before surgery, 34.4% used a lower dose after surgery, and 44.8% consumed a higher long-term dose. 12.8% became long-term users of opioids. The researchers concluded that lumbar spine fusion rarely interrupted the long-term opioid use and actually intensified the risk of taking them long-term. (4) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center offers Manahawkin chiropractic care both pre-operatively and post-operatively to reduce Manahawkin back pain and for some prevent Manahawkin back surgery.

OPTIONS TO DRUGS FOR BACK PAIN

What are the options for Manahawkin back pain patients if opioids are to be avoided? Guidelines have been developed for opioid alternatives. Cost, intervention availability, and patient preferences are considered. One of the first things to do is educate and reassure the patient that Manahawkin back pain relief is possible and to remain active. The Manahawkin low back pain sufferer would benefit from learning more about how to care for pain on their own. For acute low back pain and neck pain patients who do not have any serious underlying issue, exercise, manual therapy, heat and NSAIDs are suggested. For chronic low back pain sufferers without serious underlying issues, exercise, yoga, cognitive behavioral therapy, acupuncture, biofeedback, relaxation, massage, manual therapy, rehab, NSAIDS, acetaminophen and antidepressants are recommended. Patients with radiculopathy (sciatic leg pain) can use exercise, spinal manipulation, or NSAIDS. Benzodiazepines, botulinum toxin injection, systemic corticosteroids, cervical collar, electrical muscle stimulation, diathermy, TENS and traction are not suggested because of research revealing uselessness. (5) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center offers Manahawkin chiropractic care including Cox Technic flexion distraction decompression treatment that is research-documented to be successful for Manahawkin back pain relief.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Roy Siegel on the Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares how Cox Technic relieves back pain for his performing arts patients without drugs so they can keep performing!

Schedule your Manahawkin chiropractic appointment with Manahawkin Chiropractic Center today. The opioid epidemic may be limited for Manahawkin back pain sufferers who choose Manahawkin chiropractic care at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center…and chiropractic may become the opioid-alternative news!

 
Pain control drugs like opioids aren’t always effective for Manahawkin back pain. Chiropractic is a beneficial alternative. 
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